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At Drew & Napier, we provide legal updates and publications on the latest legal and regulatory developments that matter to our clients and friends.

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Note: The legal updates and publications on this site are for general information only and should not be considered legal advice.

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  • Drew & Napier Competition Law Quarterly Update Q1/2016

    4 February 2016
    View interesting updates on competition law development and cases in Singapore and around the world.
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  • Proposed system of costs scheduling for insolvency practitioners

    11 November 2015
    This update discusses the recent case of Kao Chai-Chau Linda v Fong Wai Lyn Carolyn and others [2015] SGHC 260.
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  • Proposed changes to the Competition Commission of Singapore’s guidelines: What you need to know

    14 October 2015
    This update sets out the key proposed changes to the Competition Commission of Singapore’s guidelines and the impact of these proposed changes on entities doing business in Singapore.
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  • MAS consults on liquidity coverage ratio disclosure requirements

    13 October 2015
    This update discusses the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (“MAS”) consultation paper on its proposals on liquidity coverage ratio disclosure requirements. In November 2014, MAS updated its liquidity regulations for banks. In particular, the liquidity coverage ratio (“LCR”) requirement was introduced for domestic systemically important banks in Singapore. MAS is now consulting on a set of proposed disclosure requirements to complement the LCR requirement.
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  • Third-Party Taxi Booking Service Providers Act 2015 comes into force on 1 September 2015

    7 October 2015
    This update discusses the Third-Party Taxi Booking Service Providers Act 2015 (“Act”), which was passed by Parliament in May 2015. The Act and the relevant regulations mandate a registration requirement and other key conditions of operation which will apply to taxi booking smartphone application providers like Grabtaxi and uberTaxi in Singapore. The Act’s coverage is limited to third-party taxi booking services, and the Minister for Transport Mr Khaw Boon Wan has announced that the Government will be reviewing the possible regulation and licensing of private hire cars and drivers in the coming months.
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  • Drew & Napier Competition Law Quarterly Update Q3/2015

    21 September 2015
    View interesting updates on competition law development and cases in Singapore and around the world.
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  • Tougher Work Pass Controls for Foreign PMEs and Proposed Amendments to the Employment Act

    22 July 2015
    This update discusses the Ministry of Manpower’s introduction of a slew of measures in July 2015, which are likely to affect a wide range of employers. These measures include toughening work pass controls for foreign Professionals, Managers and Executives (“PMEs”), scrutinising firms with many foreign PMEs, and giving PMEs more avenues to raise employment disputes.
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  • Consultation on Amendments to the Singapore Code on Take-overs and Mergers

    8 July 2015
    This update discusses the Securities Industry Council’s (“SIC”) consultation paper on proposed amendments to the Singapore Code on Take-overs and Mergers (“Code”). The Code was last reviewed by the SIC in 2012 and many of the proposed amendments discussed in the consultation paper are on account of market and practice developments that have occurred since then.
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  • Rights under a licence agreement are contractual and not proprietary in nature

    10 June 2015
    This update discusses the Singapore Court of Appeal (“CA”) decision in the case of Guy Neale and others v Ku De Ta SG Pte Ltd [2015] SGCA 28.
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  • FIDIC Contracts and the Enforceability of Interim Arbitral Awards

    9 June 2015
    This update discusses the recent Singapore Court of Appeal (“CA”) decision in the case of PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) TBK v CRW Joint Operation [2015] SGCA 30, where the CA was split 2:1 in its decision with the majority of the CA dismissing the appeal. In the case of PT Perusahaan, the CA considered the interpretation of section 19B of the International Arbitration Act (Cap 143A) (“IAA”) in coming to its decision, as well as the question of whether an interim award was an “award” as defined in section 2 of the IAA.
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